August 20, 2013

The adventure continues...

This past weekend, Joshua, Kim, Matt, Kevin, his son, Thane, and I decided to go on an adventure.  We decided just to start hiking and see where we would end up.

You can tell the weather is getting colder (and darker).  So although it wasn't the sunniest, at least it wasn't raining! 

We walked as far as we could until we hit the shore of the Ninglick River.  It was a beach day... Alaska style! 

Someone is on their boat, probably going between lands.  Nelson Island is where Newtok is planning on moving to.. I want to say maybe 9 miles away.

I may or may not have gotten stuck trying to cross a stream in this mud.  Don't let it fool you.. it's the thickest and deepest mud ever.

This was probably the coolest part of the day.  This was the "cave" we found that you could see actual signs of the permafrost melting.  This whole side was dripping wet and ice cold when we touched it. Coolest. Thing. Ever.
Not cool that it's melting, just cool that you could see it first hand. It's weird to think that the entire land we are walking on is really ice underneath it all.

 Later that night, we made Josh's salmon he caught the week before! It really was an exciting day, complete with a water balloon fight (which we retaliated later that day, btw), a good adventure with great people, and a delicious, fresh salmon dinner.  Newtok is treating us well!

And, I just wanted to share some good news that today after school, Josh and I were both surprised to find brand new steps made for our house! Woo Hoo!! I hope everyone is enjoying life just as much as the Hall's are right now!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks again for sharing! Learning so much. I had no idea what a perma frost was. It just goes without saying, you are never to old (in my case) to learn something new! Love your new steps - What wonderful hospitality they are showing you! :) Blessings and prayers from Illinois.